10 Beaches of Catalonia where to take a dip

10 Playas de Cataluña donde darse un chapuzón

The beaches of Catalonia are covered with fine white sand and bathed by the intense blue Mediterranean waters, which makes a perfect invitation to take a dip. From the Costa Brava to the Costa Dorada, Catalonia is filled with paradisiacal beaches that you should know. Take the umbrella and swimming suit and start your route along the best beaches in Catalonia.

10 Beaches of Catalonia which reminds of Caribbean

1. Barcelona’s city beaches

Playas Urbanas de Barcelona

Barcelona’s city beaches are very close to the center. Thousands of locals and tourists go to the beach every day to sunbathe.

The coast of Barcelona is full of beaches, some of them are very popular, such as Barceloneta, located in the heart of the city and considered as one of the best beach in Barcelona, with bathrooms, a gymnasium area and the biblioplatja. The contiguous Playa del Somorrostro has a lively atmosphere, a volleyball court and a gymnasium. Other beaches on the coast such as Nóva Icaria or Bogatell offer the best possible environment to spend a day with friends and the perfect conditions for sailing. The beaches of Sant Sebastià and Sant Miguel are the most central, while the Mar Bella one is the favorite option for the younger crowd. The furthest from the center of Barcelona is the beach of LLevant which has an area for dogs to take a dip.

2. Roca Plana

It is one of the busiest beaches of Tarragona on the Costa Dorada. Its charm lies in the unique access through the pine forest, the tranquility that breathes and in its fine sand. Its neighbor – Cala Fonda, offers greater calmness and the privacy.

3. El Dorado


Located in Cambrils, is one of the quietest and protected beach from the surf by rocky peaks also offers several chiringuitos where you can get tapas or refresh yourself with a cold beer.

4. El Milagro

Playa del Milagro en Tarragona

The Playa del Milagro is in Tarragona City center, is of fine sand and, normally, the sea is calm.

One of the longest beaches with fine sand located in front of the Mediterranean Balcony of Tarragona. It has a slight slope that protects from the wind and you can take a kayak ride over there.


This sandy area of Tarragona is considered as one of the best beaches in Spain, in fact it has a blue flag. It is flanked by a nautical club that hosts international championships.

6. Arrabassada


Long semi-urban beach of La Arrabassada is sheltered by a hill full of vegetation and presided over by a fortress. Located in Tarragona, with a blue flag and you can enjoy a dip and some water sports over there. It is one of the most popular sandy areas of the Costa Dorada.

7.- Es Castell

Playa Costa Brava

The beaches of the Costa Brava are much appreciated for the quality of its waters and its incredible landscapes.

It is one of the few virgin beaches that remain on the Costa Brava. Located in Palamós, surrounded by pine forests and the ruins of an Iberian village. The sunset from this flirty beach is magical.

8. Gola de Ter


The mouth of the River Ter, just in front of the Medas Islands, forms a sandy, virgin stretch which is one of the calmest of Gerona and is full of small dunes. Ideal for practicing water sports. Located in Torroella de Montgrí, is well known for its high ecological interest.

9. Aiguablava

This small beach, located in Begur, between virgin nature. Its crystal clear waters and its shore will invite you to contemplate the majesty of the Begur cliff and the characteristic coastline of the Costa Brava.

10. Portitxol

Listed as one of the best beaches of the Costa Brava. You can swim along the coast with the remains of the ancient Greek port of Empúries and enjoy an unbeatable leisure offer thanks to the numerous chiringuitos and green routes that surround it.

Put on your swimsuit, take the sun cream and start enjoying the summer on the top 10 beaches in Catalonia. We’ll be waiting for you at the Pere Tarrés Hostel!

allotjat-a-barcelona_eng_op (1)-youth


This post is also available in: French, Catalan, Spanish

Leave a Reply

(*) Required, Your email will not be published

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.